Estes gives you the chance to bring one rocket back. What would it be?

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  1. Oct 26, 2019 #31

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    I vote for Orion Starfighter (1980 catalog).
     
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    Actually there are several and also one that was never produced for the public but was made by Estes. I will start with it first. The 1/45 Saturn 1B. See the attached pic.
    Also the following: 1/100 Saturn 1B; 1/70 Saturn 1B, two motor Gemini Titan; Mercury Atlas; 1/45 Scale Little Joe II with the centuri chrome body corrugated wrap., Cineroc with look of old one but with updated camera, maybe even wireless., Maxi brute V2. All for starters. I have a lot more that I would love to see that is for sure.
     

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    1/70 Saturn 1B, followed by the two motor Gemini Titan. I bought that Gemini Titan kit as a kid, but it was too complicated for me to put together.
     
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    Bomarc w/ Glide recovery
    Cineroc w/ digital camera
    SR71
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    I have one still in box. I’ll trade
     
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    I can't suggest just one.....

    Upscales
    Pro Series Scion!!!
    Pro Series Bomarc
    Pro Series Cineroc

    Reboots
    Pershing 1A Maxi Brute
    V2 Maxi Brute
     
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    Space Transporter America as a two stager (ideally based on the Boosted Bertha so the sustainer section would need a fin added ;)).

    And the Maxi Brute V-2 - why there wasn’t a PSII version of this is puzzling.
     
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    If I had to pick just one it would be the LTV Scout, it was one of my favorites. I like scale models, cool looking paint scheme (ridiculously easy to paint too), great decal set and it was a really fun flyer to boot, even with just a C6-5. With the 18mm motors that are available these days it would be even better.

    The reason I chose the Scout out of all the ones on my list (It is a lonoooong list...) is because the Scout was made from some very specific tube diameters and those are unavailable as far as I can tell. The plastic bits were made to fit the tubes, so aren't any good for anything else, so they went away too. CRs to fit the tubes... And so on. I would buy a bunch if it were ever to be re-released.

    Of course, same applies to the Maxi-Brute line (I want them back too, especially the Pershing and HJ!), but those tubes are still around and parts have been cloned before, so they are a bit more doable than the ol' Scout.

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    What would you trade for it?
     
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    My initial thought when I first saw this thread was the same as K-Tesh: The Cineroc-Omega, 808 camera ready. We baby-boomers would all buy at least one. However, after some reflection, a Cineroc look alike is already available from a couple sources - eRockets offers a blasa/paper version and at least two of the 3D printer companies have plastic versions available.

    So after some reflection, I would prefer to see something that is truly not available. And this doesn't really qualify as a single rocket, but I'd really like to see the NCR by Estes line return. Remember the Interceptor G? X-Wing? Bomarc?

    Threads like this are a bit of a pipe-dream, though I remember a thread started by John B. in which several people speculated that a BT-60 or maybe BT-80 Saturn V would be popular and what do you know? Our wish came true, though probably not as a result of that thread.
     
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    I was a big fan of the Silver Comet. Built one up a number of years back to fly on G's and H's. That one got up and went.
     
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    Looking for a complete Aerotech 29 mm reload and or 38
     
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    THE DUDE

     
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    Stormcaster. I liked it so much I made one dual deploy and launched it on an F21.
     
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    Estes should bring back the MAXI-BRUTES, but with 29mm motor mounts . . . Especially, the V-2 !
     
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    Constellation.
     
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    OH! This has always been one of my favorites. I just checked an it appears that eRockets/Semroc discontinued their reproduction, so yes, Constellation. It would make a nice upscale (and I’ve seen a couple of good ones done).
     
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    We also need:
    PSII Maxi Goblin
    Maxi V2
     
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    Space Shuttle Stack but at 1:100 scale to suit the SatV
     
  26. Nov 6, 2019 #56

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    This thread is slowly accumulating every rocket Estes has ever made, along with a bunch it hasn't. :)
     
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    I have an OOP Roachworks clone of the Scout where all the plastic pieces were done in balsa -- I think erockets/Semroc has at least the payload fairing, the top transition, and the tubes still available, not sure about the lower transition or the boattail, but you could do those with paper if you had to (and you could skip the boattail if you aren't too scale-obsessive.)
     
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    See post #28.
     
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    I saw that, but I think you can get closer if you use a Semroc BR-1355S as well.
     
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    Actually now there are 3D files to print parts for a reproduction over at Thingiverse:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:496576
    You supply the tubes.
    Mugs, got your ears on?:D
     

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